Colin-on-Cars – Range Rover moves to the dark side

If dark and broody is the way you like your cars to look the new SVR Carbon Edition Range Rover Sport fits the bill with visible carbon fibre in an exposed centre section of the bonnet, also featuring functional integrated cooling vents.

The front bumper has been reprofiled to improve brake cooling, and carbon trim has been applied to the surrounds of the bumper vents, main grille, lower grille surrounds, side mirror covers, rear tailgate finisher and engine cover.

Lightweight 22-inch alloy wheels finished in Gloss Black, together with body-coloured detailing at the rear and an SVR badge in place of the Land Rover oval complete the SVR Carbon Edition’s exterior package.

Inside, SVR Carbon Edition-branded treadplates illuminate as doors open, and lightweight SVR Performance seats deliver a significant 30 kg weight saving over the standard Range Rover Sport seat designs.

Finished in high-quality perforated Windsor leather, the seats are heated in the front and rear as standard, and feature embossed SVR logos in the headrests. The front Performance seats also afford improved legroom in the rear thanks to their slim, supportive design.

A 19-speaker Meridian Surround Sound System, which combines 825 watts, a dual-channel subwoofer and Trifield technology continues the high-performance theme with a thrilling audio experience for occupants in all five seats.

Under the specially-finished bonnet is the most powerful engine in Land Rover’s history – a 5,0-litre supercharged V8 producing 423 kW and 700 Nm. That’s enough to power the Range Rover Sport SVR from 0-100 km/h in 4,5 seconds and to a top speed of 283 km/h.

Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition pricing is set at R2 831 000. As with all Land Rovers, the Carbon Edition is offered with a standard Land Rover Care plan which offers a 100 000 km warranty and servicing within in 5 year period, whichever comes first. 

All new or Approved Pre-Owned Land Rover customers in South Africa also receive complimentary driver training at the state-of-the-art Experience Johannesburg facility in Lonehill, Johannesburg. The package is available to owners and a partner, and includes refreshments, lunch and adrenaline all free of charge.

For more information on complimentary driver training for customers, or any of the other offerings available from Jaguar Land Rover Experience please visit, email or call 010-023-0462.

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